With the total number of Pokemon rising to over 1000, not every Pokemon can make the cut to be in a new Pokemon title, and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are no exception. While the games feature a Regional Pokedex of 400 Pokemon, both new and returning, this means that a lot of Pokemon were left out of the latest generation of Pokemon games – at least for now, until possible DLC releases later. In total, there are 605 Pokemon from previous generations that cannot be caught at launch, though some of those will be available through Pokemon Home transfers when the service updates early next year.

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Of the past eight generations, there were several generations that were favored more heavily than others. At the low end of the scale, the Unova Region (Generation Five) had the lowest percentage of Pokemon returning in Generation Nine so far, while Galar (Generation Eight) had the highest return percentage. The Paldea Region of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet is based on Spain, so it would make sense that the regions based on Spain’s neighbors would also have a high volume of Pokemon shared between them, as Galar (the UK) and Kalos (France) are both on the higher end of returning Pokemon.


Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Missing Pokemon from Generation One

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Fans of the original 151 Pokemon of the Kanto Region might be disappointed with the offerings that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet bring to the table. Only 43 of the original 151 are currently obtainable in Generation Nine, a whopping 66% of the Pokemon are missing from the current generation, and only 9 will be transferrable via Pokemon Home early next year. The iconic Charizard evolutionary line is actually only available via transfer if players miss the first Tera Raid Event which features a unique Charizard with a Dragon Tera Type. Other iconic Pokemon like Alakazam, Snorlax, and Porygon are also notably absent from the Paldean Pokedex. The full list of missing Pokemon follows:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Ivysaur
  • Venusaur
  • Charmander (Transfer Only)
  • Charmeleon (Transfer Only)
  • Charizard (Transfer Only)
  • Squirtle
  • Wartortle
  • Blastoise
  • Caterpie
  • Metapod
  • Butterfree
  • Kakuna
  • Beedrill
  • Pidgey
  • Pidgeotto
  • Pidgeot
  • Rattata
  • Raticate
  • Spearow
  • Fearow
  • Ekans
  • Arbok
  • Sandshrew
  • Sandslash
  • Nidoran (female)
  • Nidorina
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoran (male)
  • Nidorino
  • Nidoking
  • Clefairy
  • Clefable
  • Vulpix
  • Ninetails
  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Oddish
  • Gloom
  • Vileplume
  • Paras
  • Parasect
  • Poliwag
  • Poliwhirl
  • Poliwrath
  • Abra
  • Kadabra
  • Alakazam
  • Machop
  • Machoke
  • Machamp
  • Bellsprout
  • Weepinbell
  • Victreebel
  • Tentacool
  • Tentacruel
  • Geodude
  • Graveler
  • Golem
  • Ponyta
  • Rapidash
  • Farfetch’d
  • Doduo
  • Dodrio
  • Seel
  • Dewgong
  • Onix
  • Krabby
  • Kingler
  • Exeggcute
  • Exeggutor
  • Cubone
  • Marowak
  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmonchan
  • Lickitung
  • Koffing
  • Weezing
  • Rhyhorn
  • Rhydon
  • Tangela
  • Kangaskhan
  • Horsea
  • Seadra
  • Goldeen
  • Seaking
  • Staryu
  • Starmie
  • Mr. Mime
  • Jynx
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Pinsir
  • Tauros (Kantonian, Transfer Only)
  • Lapras
  • Porygon
  • Omanyte
  • Omastar
  • Kabuto
  • Kabutops
  • Aerodactyl
  • Snorlax
  • Articuno (Transfer Only)
  • Zapdos (Transfer Only)
  • Moltres (Transfer Only)
  • Mewtwo (Transfer Only)
  • Mew (Transfer Only)

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Missing Pokemon from Generation Two

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Johto does not fare quite as bad as Kanto in terms of missing Pokemon, but a large chunk of Johto Pokemon are still absent from Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. 58 of the 100 Pokemon introduced in Generation Two are absent from the base game of Scarlet and Violet. Only three Pokemon are available for transfer via Pokemon Home early next year, and that would be the Cyndaquil evolutionary line. This is likely due to the fact that all Hisuian Pokemon are available for Pokemon Home transfer it seems, and that includes Hisuian Typhlosion. Here are the currently missing Johto Pokemon:

  • Chikorita
  • Bayleef
  • Meganium
  • Cyndaquil (Transfer Only)
  • Quilava (Transfer Only)
  • Typhlosion (Transfer Only)
  • Totodile
  • Croconaw
  • Feraligatr
  • Sentret
  • Furret
  • Hoothoot
  • Noctowl
  • Ledyba
  • Ledian
  • Spinarak
  • Ariados
  • Crobat
  • Chinchou
  • Lanturn
  • Cleffa
  • Togepi
  • Politoed
  • Aipom
  • Yanma
  • Unown
  • Wobbuffet
  • Gligar
  • Steelix
  • Snubbull
  • Granbull
  • Shuckle
  • Octillery
  • Kingdra
  • Porygon2
  • Smeargle
  • Tyrogue
  • Hitmontop
  • Smoochum
  • Elekid
  • Magby
  • Miltank
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Celebi

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Missing Pokemon from Generation Three

Pokemon Shedinja

The Hoenn Region introduced an additional 135 Pokemon to the National Pokedex, and much like Kanto, a large portion of those Pokemon are missing from the current generation. Out of the 135 Hoenn Pokemon, only 42 are catchable, and an additional 3 will be available for transfer later. One Pokemon in particular that is missing from the roster would have made competitive battles an absolute nightmare: Shedinja. The introduction of terastallization could potentially make Shedinja unkillable. While nearly 70% of the Hoenn Pokemon are missing, some fan favorites and powerful Pokemon did make the cut. The current missing Hoenn Pokemon follow:

  • Treecko
  • Grovyle
  • Sceptile
  • Torchic
  • Combusken
  • Blaziken
  • Mudkip
  • Marshtomp
  • Swampert
  • Poochyena
  • Mightyena
  • Zigzagoon
  • Linoone
  • Wurmple
  • Silcoon
  • Beautifly
  • Cascoon
  • Dustox
  • Lotad
  • Lombre
  • Ludicolo
  • Seedot
  • Nuzleaf
  • Shiftry
  • Taillow
  • Swellow
  • Nincada
  • Ninjask
  • Shedinja
  • Whismur
  • Loudred
  • Exploud
  • Nosepass
  • Skitty
  • Delcatty
  • Mawile
  • Aron
  • Lairon
  • Aggron
  • Electrike
  • Manectric
  • Plusle
  • Minun
  • Volbeat
  • Illumise
  • Roselia
  • Carvanha
  • Sharpedo
  • Wailmer
  • Wailord
  • Spinda
  • Trapinch
  • Vibrava
  • Flygon
  • Lunatone
  • Solrock
  • Corphish
  • Crawdaunt
  • Baltoy
  • Claydol
  • Lileep
  • Cradily
  • Anorith
  • Armaldo
  • Feebas
  • Milotic
  • Castform
  • Kecleon
  • Duskull
  • Dusclops
  • Chimecho
  • Absol
  • Wynaut
  • Spheal
  • Sealeo
  • Walrein
  • Clamperl
  • Huntail
  • Gorebyss
  • Relicanth
  • Beldum
  • Metang
  • Metagross
  • Regirock
  • Regice
  • Registeel
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Jirachi
  • Deoxys

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Missing Pokemon from Generation Four

Arceus flying through the sky

Compared to Kanto and Hoenn, Sinnoh got off surprisingly fine when it came to cutting Pokemon, clocking in with just shy of 50% of the region’s Pokemon missing. Many of the special evolution Pokemon added in this generation are missing, like Dusknoir, Electivire, and Magmortar, so players don’t need to worry about tracking down so many evolutionary items in addition to learning the new evolution mechanics in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. The Sinnoh Pokemon still missing at the moment follow:

  • Turtwig
  • Grotle
  • Torterra
  • Chimchar
  • Monferno
  • Infernape
  • Piplup
  • Prinplup
  • Empoleon
  • Bidoof
  • Bibarel
  • Budew
  • Roserade
  • Cranidos
  • Rampardos
  • Shieldon
  • Bastiodon
  • Burmy
  • Wormadam
  • Mothim
  • Cherubi
  • Cherrim
  • Ambipom
  • Buneary
  • Lopunny
  • Glameow
  • Purugly
  • Chingling
  • Mime Jr.
  • Chatot
  • Munchlax
  • Skorupi
  • Drapion
  • Carnivine
  • Mantyke
  • Lickilicky
  • Rhyperior
  • Tangrowth
  • Electivire
  • Magmortar
  • Togekiss
  • Yanmega
  • Gliscor
  • Mamoswine
  • Porygon-Z
  • Probopass
  • Dusknoir
  • Uxie (Transfer Only)
  • Mesprit (Transfer Only)
  • Azelf (Transfer Only)
  • Dialga (Transfer Only)
  • Palkia (Transfer Only)
  • Heatran (Transfer Only)
  • Regigigas
  • Giratina (Transfer Only)
  • Cresselia (Transfer Only)
  • Phione
  • Manaphy
  • Darkrai
  • Shaymin
  • Arceus (Transfer Only)

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Missing Pokemon from Generation Five

Garbodor appearing during a gym battle in the anime

Unova took the biggest hit when it came to missing Pokemon, coming in with 78% of its original roster missing from Scarlet and Violet. 122 of the 156 introduced in Generation Five were cut, and only 7 of those 122 will be added later via Pokemon Home transfer. While some beloved favorites made the cut, including Bisharp who also got a cool new evolution, many long-standing fan-favorites did not make it to the Paldea Region. As with the other base forms of the Hisuian starters, the Oshawott line is transferrable, as well as the Forces of Nature – Thundurus, Tornadus, and Landorus. Here are all the missing Unova Pokemon so far:

  • Victini
  • Snivy
  • Servine
  • Serperior
  • Tepig
  • Pignite
  • Emboar
  • Oshawott (Transfer Only)
  • Dewott (Transfer Only)
  • Samurott (Transfer Only)
  • Patrat
  • Watchog
  • Lillipup
  • Herdier
  • Stoutland
  • Purrloin
  • Liepard
  • Pansage
  • Simisage
  • Pansear
  • Simisear
  • Panpour
  • Simipour
  • Munna
  • Musharna
  • Pidove
  • Tranquill
  • Unfezant
  • Blitzle
  • Zebstrika
  • Roggenrola
  • Boldore
  • Gigalith
  • Woobat
  • Swoobat
  • Drilbur
  • Excadrill
  • Audino
  • Timburr
  • Gurdurr
  • Conkeldurr
  • Tympole
  • Palpitoad
  • Seismitoad
  • Throh
  • Sawk
  • Sewaddle
  • Swadloon
  • Leavanny
  • Venipede
  • Whirlipede
  • Scolipede
  • Cottonee
  • Whimsicott
  • Darumaka
  • Darmanitan
  • Maractus
  • Dwebble
  • Crustle
  • Scraggy
  • Scrafty
  • Sigilyph
  • Yamask
  • Cofagrigus
  • Tirtouga
  • Carracosta
  • Archen
  • Archeops
  • Trubbish
  • Garbodor
  • Minccino
  • Cinccino
  • Solosis
  • Duosion
  • Reuniclus
  • Ducklett
  • Swanna
  • Vanillite
  • Vanillish
  • Vanilluxe
  • Emolga
  • Karrablast
  • Escavalier
  • Frillish
  • Jellicent
  • Joltik
  • Galvantula
  • Ferroseed
  • Ferrothorn
  • Klink
  • Klang
  • Klinklang
  • Elgyem
  • Beheeyem
  • Litwik
  • Lampent
  • Chandelure
  • Shelmet
  • Accelgor
  • Stunfisk
  • Mienfoo
  • Mienshao
  • Druddigon
  • Golett
  • Golurk
  • Bouffalant
  • Vullaby
  • Mandibuzz
  • Heatmor
  • Durant
  • Cobalion
  • Terrakion
  • Virizion
  • Tornadus (Transfer Only)
  • Thundurus (Transfer Only)
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Landorus (Transfer Only)
  • Kyurem
  • Keldeo
  • Meloetta (Transfer Only)
  • Genesect

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Missing Pokemon from Generation Six

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Kalos faired quite well against the purge of Pokemon at the start of the generation. While Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are technically missing 44 of the 72 Pokemon introduced in Generation Six, 13 of them will be transferrable when Pokemon Home support arrives. Several strong Pokemon from the Kalos region are found in Scarlet and Violet, and perhaps more will be introduced through DLC down the line if fan speculation is to be believed. Kalos is rumored to be to the northeast of the Palean Region map, much as France is to the northeast of Spain. Here are the 31 missing Kalos Pokemon currently:

  • Chespin (Transfer Only)
  • Quilladin (Transfer Only)
  • Chesnaught (Transfer Only)
  • Fennekin (Transfer Only)
  • Braixen (Transfer Only)
  • Delphox (Transfer Only)
  • Froakie (Transfer Only)
  • Frogadier (Transfer Only)
  • Greninja (Transfer Only)
  • Bunnelby
  • Diggersby
  • Pancham
  • Pangoro
  • Furfrou
  • Espurr
  • Meowstic
  • Honedge
  • Doublade
  • Aegislash
  • Spritzee
  • Aromatisse
  • Swirlix
  • Slurpuff
  • Inkay
  • Malamar
  • Binacle
  • Barbaracle
  • Helioptile
  • Heliolisk
  • Tyrunt
  • Tyrantrum
  • Amaura
  • Aurorus
  • Carbink (Transfer Only)
  • Phantump
  • Trevenant
  • Pumpkaboo
  • Gourgeist
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zygarde
  • Diancie (Transfer Only)
  • Hoopa (Transfer Only)
  • Volcanion (Transfer Only)

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Missing Pokemon from Generation Seven

Professor Kukui's Incineroar in the Pokemon Sun and Moon anime

If fan understanding of Pokemon geography is to be trusted, the Alola Region is quite a ways off from where the Paldea region is located, which would make sense considering the number of Alolan Pokemon missing from Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. Of the 88 new Pokemon introduced in Alola, a whopping 72% of them are either missing or are transfer-only at the moment. 59 are outright missing while 4 will be available via transfer later on. Considering the lack of Paldean forms, it is quite surprising that Alolan Forms are also notably missing. Here are the currently missing Alolan Pokemon:

  • Rowlet (Transfer Only)
  • Dartrix (Transfer Only)
  • Decidueye (Transfer Only)
  • Litten
  • Torracat
  • Incineroar
  • Popplio
  • Brionne
  • Primarina
  • Pikipek
  • Trumbeak
  • Toucannon
  • Grubbin
  • Charjabug
  • Vikavolt
  • Cutiefly
  • Ribombee
  • Wishiwashi
  • Dewpider
  • Araquanid
  • Morelull
  • Shiinotic
  • Stufful
  • Bewear
  • Comfey
  • Wimpod
  • Golisopod
  • Pyukumuku
  • Type: Null
  • Silvally
  • Minior
  • Turtonator
  • Togedemaru
  • Drampa
  • Dhelmise
  • Jangmo-o
  • Hakamo-o
  • Kommo-o
  • Tapu Koko
  • Tapu Lele
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Tapu Fini
  • Cosmog
  • Cosmoem
  • Solgaleo
  • Lunala
  • Nihilego
  • Buzzwole
  • Pheromosa
  • Xurkitree
  • Celesteela
  • Kartana
  • Guzzlord
  • Necrozma
  • Magearna (Transfer Only)
  • Marshadow
  • Poipole
  • Naganadel
  • Stakataka
  • Blacephalon
  • Zeraora
  • Meltan
  • Melmetal

Missing Pokemon from Generation Eight

Pokemon Sword Shield Dracovish staring at the camera

Pokemon Sword and Shield were the most recent mainline additions to the franchise before Scarlet and Violet, and at the moment, the Paldea Region only features 33% of the Generation Eight Pokemon. However, with Pokemon Home, that number jumps up to 55% thanks to the large number of transfer-only Pokemon that will be available. Some fan-favorites from Gen 8 make a return, including Dragapult who is among the Pokemon Violet exclusive Pokemon.

  • Grookey (Transfer Only)
  • Thwackey (Transfer Only)
  • Rillaboom (Transfer Only)
  • Scorbunny (Transfer Only)
  • Raboot (Transfer Only)
  • Cinderace (Transfer Only)
  • Sobble (Transfer Only)
  • Drizzle (Transfer Only)
  • Inteleon (Transfer Only)
  • Blipbug
  • Dottler
  • Orbeetle
  • Nickit
  • Thievul
  • Gossifleur
  • Eldegoss
  • Wooloo
  • Dubwool
  • Yamper
  • Boltund
  • Cramorant
  • Sizzlipede
  • Centiskorch
  • Clobbopus
  • Grapploct
  • Obstagoon
  • Cursola
  • Sirfetch’d
  • Mr. Rime
  • Runerigus
  • Milcery
  • Alcremie
  • Morpeko
  • Dracozolt
  • Arctozolt
  • Dracovish
  • Arctovish
  • Duraludon
  • Zacian (Transfer Only)
  • Zamazenta (Transfer Only)
  • Eternatus (Transfer Only)
  • Kubfu (Transfer Only)
  • Urshifu (Transfer Only)
  • Zarude (Transfer Only)
  • Regieleki (Transfer Only)
  • Regidrago (Transfer Only)
  • Glastrier (Transfer Only)
  • Spectrier (Transfer Only)
  • Calyrex (Transfer Only)

What about Hisui?

miniature Hisui region

Hisui is a weird case compared to all the other generations. There were not many new Pokemon added with Pokemon Legends: Arceus, though there were several regional forms added. All seven brand-new Pokemon are available for transfer via Pokemon Home. Additionally, any Hisuian forms are also eligible for transfer to the game. As with Sword and Shield, if players breed a Hisuian form while it is holding an Everstone, the resulting Egg will also be a Hisuian version of that Pokemon. At this time, it is currently unknown if the evolutionary items needed for Pokemon like Ursaluna and Kleavor will be added to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, so those Pokemon can be obtained without transferring. The new Pokemon introduced in Hisui follow:

  • Wyrdeer (Transfer Only)
  • Kleavor (Transfer Only)
  • Ursaluna (Transfer Only)
  • Basculegion (Transfer Only)
  • Sneasler (Transfer Only)
  • Overqwil (Transfer Only)
  • Enamorus (Transfer Only)

And that wraps up every missing Pokemon from previous generations in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. In total, there are 905 Pokemon from previous generations, 530 Pokemon are absent, 75 Pokemon are Transfer-Only, and 300 return in Scarlet and Violet. Following the Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC, 231 Pokemon were missing from that generation, so perhaps much like Sword and Shield, Scarlet and Violet will continue to expand the Pokedex through DLC in the future.

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are available now, exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

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